Dr. Wade Marynorsky: Acconci Robot

  • ©, Dr. Wade Marynorsky, Acconci Robot

Artist Statement:


    Wade Marynorsky continues his interest in performative robotics. The Acconci Robot is a playful but mute robot in the form of an everyday household object a robotic wardrobe that follows unsuspecting audience members throughout the exhibition space. The work references the performance work by Vito Acconci entitled Follow Piece (1969), in which Acconci randomly elected a passer-by and followed that person, until he or she disappeared into a private place where Acconci could not follow. This artwork is a cheeky inversion of interaction, following viewers whilst their becks are turned, but stopping in its tracks as they turn to see who is following. Video: Acconci Robot


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